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by pete stark. california's longest serving congressman lost to a challenger 50 years his junior. eric swalwell was able to challenge stark thanks to the reinvented primary. they're both democrats. >>> and for the first time since 1965, democrats have gained a super majority in the california senate. and that gives them the ability to pass tax increases without republican vote. it's the only time a party has enjoyed a supermajority since prop 13 was passed in 1978 requiring a 2/3 vote to raise taxes. >>> the passage of proposition 30 changes several things here in california. for public schools it means less risk of another round of budget cuts. and for the cfu system, a mid-year fee like will be cancelled and many students may get a refund on a previous like of $249. but that hardly solves the state's problems. >> we have to make sure over the next few years that we pay our bills, invest in the right programs, but don't go on spending binges like we did in the days when you had the dot-com boom. >> it means additional funding for community colleges. >>> and if you think you had someth
and devastated the gulf coast. [ inaudible ] >> why experts say california gas companies may not be telling the whole truth about what you're paying to fill up. >> for anyone heading to see any of the big block butters. someone in the heat sir probably watching you. >> it was the largest accident all oil spill ever. today bp agreed to pay the largest fine in u.s. history. the oil rig exploded on the night of april 20th, 2010. eleven workers were killed in the fire. 172million-gallons of oil gushed into the gulf of mexico. bp will pay $4.5 billion in fines. two employees? charged with manslaughter. one with lying to congress. cbs news reporter on what bp knew before the explosion. >> reporter: the two former bp employees charged with manslaughter were the highest ranking bp supervisors on deep water horizon. the test found signs that combustible gas was seeping into the well. the indictment alleges bp managers robert kaluza and donald failed to call these on shore. they allowed work on the well to continue. want gas came up the well and exploded. u.s. attorney general eric holder. >> this is
into the california history gallery. >> we believe that the burglars knew what they were after. that they had planned for it. that they came prepared. >> reporter: prepared to steal some of the most valuable items in the museum. officials won't say what. they were present artifacts. the burglars shattered glass and got out in three minutes. security guards saw it happen from surveillance monitors and per protocol called police. >> it's like nothing sacred. you wouldn't think someone would break into a museum. how do you even sell something you take out of this museum? >> reporter: it had never happened before. the museum director believes it may have been the work of copy cats. >> there have been some high profile stuff recentlyly. >> might be inspiration. >> really unfortunate. >> reporter: the gallery will be closed through tomorrow. museum officials hope to reopen it on thursday. in oakland. >> the founder of the mcafee antivirus company is declaring his company in a murder case. john mcafee has been hiding from police after his neighbor was found dead on sunday. officers say they just want to tal
for the most expensive project in california history. the new bay bridge now hanging out all on its own. just a bad employee... but'e talking about a bay area lawmaker - spending your mo. cbs 5 reporter len ramirez n the bills, the investigation >>> lavish meals and luxury travel and a lot of lost receipts. we're talking about a law maker spending your money. on the bills, the investigation and the man who doesn't really feel like talking about it. >> first of all, much has been written about in the past about my personal office's usage,. >> reporter: he spoke for the first time about wasting tax dollars on booze and upgrades for himself and his staff. he didn't deny it and wasn't apologetic. instead he went after the news media. >> i don't want you to be distracted by the political lynching that you read today and continue to read about in the print media. i want you to understand that for 50 years i've been nurtured and raised and lived in peace in this community. >> reporter: haze callings on the -- his callings on the board that are now being more scrutinized and tightly controlled called
. california may soon have a budget surplus! legislative budget analysts say the deficit will be about $1.9 billion this fiscal year, and we could see surpluses by 2014! a few months ago, we were talking about a $16 billion deficit. >> we have to pay down our debts. we borrowed from the schools, we borrowed from the redevelopment fund. the economical recovery bond, we borrowed from the people, and we borrowed from local government, and we got to pay that back. >> a lot of the revenue will come from the prop 30 tax hikes which voters approved last week. >>> california, one step closer to obamacare. the state's health board approved a detailed operational plan to set up an insurance marketplace for affordable healthcare. governor brown will forward that plan to the obama administration on friday. that is the deadline for states to notify the federal government whether it will establish healthcare exchanges. >>> if there's one teachable moment in the petraeus affair, it probably has something to do with the dangers of e-mail. >> and a new warriors arena on the embarcadero would bring plenty
. >>> this is interstate 80, the only northern route into california from the whole rest of the united states. a lot of people who've never seen the snow before. just another day in paradise. >> reporter: for all the extra time and frustration, the snowfall could be a windfall for ski resorts who limped through a near snowless early season last year. the snow guns are already running at full capacity, and with the 8 inches of snow today, the lifts will be open for the season by tomorrow. >> the weather can go either way, but this is it a really good start, and we hope it continues. >> reporter: it's enough to satisfy snow lovers. this family came in search for a bunny hill. >> reporter: and this diehard snowboarder could not wait. >> a lot more snow! i'm praying for it . >> reporter: and he's not the only one. >> that is a really good start in november, and hopefully it keeps going all season long. now why >> >> the power back on, into housing, and close this facility down! >> that was the plan. now it's onto plan b. why recovering from sandy may be a lot harder than anyone expected and take a lot
as california and canada. >> it is probably more damage than i have ever seen. >> a supervisor was a part of the wave of the utility workers flown in by the military to restore power. and in many areas, crews have to go house to house, inspecting the fuse boxes and the circuit breakers. any damaged ones have to be replaced or risk an explosion. >> mother nature is a lot stronger than you can build. the good thing is we can put it back up. >> what's the hardest thing to look at? >> all of it, the whole thing. >> reporter: smith is one of 150,000 homeowners who filed a sandy-related insurance claim. she had no flood insurance, so her carrier is only giving her $5,000. >> i want my home fixed. i want to be able to live here. i don't want to move out. i don't want to go some place strange and start all over. >> reporter: they hope that 50 license inspectors will go through the neighborhoods replacing the corroded fuse boxes. fema would pick up the charge. but no one knows when heat and light will return to this community. cbs news, brooklyn, new york. >>> all right, it is weather time and we
and san rafael, and berkeley about 0.30 of an inch of rainfall there. all this rain hugging the california coast down to about los angeles. even seeing some showers in san diego. that will give us rainfall tonight and early tomorrow. then i think you're going to get a break saturday afternoon. another round of steady to heavy rainfall moves through saturday evening because of this cold front. once it moves to our south, we will clear and dry things out. that likely will occur sunday afternoon. rainfall totals by tomorrow morning, our computer models saying an 1.0 inch to 1.5 inches of rainfall over the next 24 hours. palo alto 61, 62 for walnut creek, brentwood 62, pleasanton 62, and 60 degrees for san rafael, mill valley and san francisco. wet from now through sunday morning! clear out sunday afternoon, monday and tuesday looking dry, showers return wednesday and thanksgiving. time for sports! >>> the stanford women's basketball team took care of business tonight in hawaii! could the warriors start their 3-game road trip with a win in minnesota? ,,,, [ female announcer ] welcome one and a
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